Muppet Sherlock Holmes #2
"A Scandal in Bohemia"
Written by Patrick Storck
Illustrated by Amy Mebberson
But we’re talking about Muppet Sherlock Holmes issue number 2, “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Enter this month’s victim, Link Hogthrob, playing Duke Wilhelm Ornstein (wait till you see how Sherlock deduces that one). His addiction to gambling and even the games themselves have been noticed by one Miss Irene Adler (Miss Piggy), who has been using them as blackmail. The mission: to expose Miss Adler and retrieve all of her blackmail photos before the Duke has to buy the rest of them up.
Other than a few great scenes and some great references (a reference to a certain 80’s British TV show killed me), the jokes seem a little overkill and the party sequence seemed a might longer than it needed to be. And while Gonzo is at his best as Sherlock, Fozzie seems to be playing the character, rather than being the character. Though, Kermit’s LeStrade is much more understanding of Sherlock’s eccentricities, even going along with his wild plan in this issue (he even has his own little alias at the party).
So, not as strong as issue 1, but still a good read. Hopefully next issue will have more action balanced perfectly with the gags. That said, I picked up a truly rancid vintage comic adaption of an outside media source that made me further appreciate the amazing work BOOM!’s crew has been doing. Especially Amy’s wonderfully classical cover for the issue. Muppet Sherlock Holmes #2 is safely ensconced in the Mylar protective sheath. That other comic is now at the bottom of my dust bin. And it was one of my favorite cartoons too.
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